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Bag a book

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SarahWoodbury
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Postby SarahWoodbury » Sat July 31st, 2010, 4:39 pm

I truly don't understand how men live without purses/bags. Back in the day, didn't men have 'scrips' or pouches of some sort at their waist that they wore all the time? I bet they held a lot more than a back pocket. I guess the briefcase is a substitute.

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LoobyG
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Location: Derbyshire, UK

Postby LoobyG » Sat July 31st, 2010, 8:29 pm

I think this is an awesome idea, especially for a regular traveller on the train. I might just have to get my sister one for Christmas ;) I think most men just carry a wallet, mobile phone and keys and then they're set to go! My boyfriend often sneaks things into my handbag though... :rolleyes:

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robinbird79
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Location: Georgia

Postby robinbird79 » Sat July 31st, 2010, 8:33 pm

I throw an extra diaper in my bag sometimes! Beats carrying in a heavy diaper bag that you're not going to need!
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Sun August 1st, 2010, 1:30 am

"SarahWoodbury" wrote:I truly don't understand how men live without purses/bags.


There is a trend towards "man purses," I think they're called. I don't see them used here where I live, but when I've travelled to other places I've seen them quite a bit.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Sun August 1st, 2010, 10:31 am

I think "man bags" were popular on mainland Europe for a time, not sure about now, for of course we now have the ubiquitous rucksack which seems to do the job.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun August 1st, 2010, 9:19 pm

"SarahWoodbury" wrote:I truly don't understand how men live without purses/bags. Back in the day, didn't men have 'scrips' or pouches of some sort at their waist that they wore all the time? I bet they held a lot more than a back pocket. I guess the briefcase is a substitute.


Many of them have wives/girlfriends. I know at one point I had to buy a bigger purse for the specific purpose of holding my daughter's crap as well as my husbands any time we all went anywhere. He would always hand me his keys, wallet, sunglasses and cell phone. As my purses kept getting bigger and bigger, they kept finding more stuff for me to carry for them. Several years ago i put a stop to it and told them it was time they carried their own crap!

The "man bags" reminds me of that episode of Friends where Joey got one - it didn't go over so well!

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Veronica
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Postby Veronica » Tue April 19th, 2011, 2:30 am

Did anyone end up buying a "Bag a book"? If so, are they being used?
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue April 19th, 2011, 9:04 am

They're very nice aren't they? I wonder if the price has changed, and how many got sold?
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross

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Veronica
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Postby Veronica » Tue April 19th, 2011, 9:10 am

"Madeleine" wrote:They're very nice aren't they? I wonder if the price has changed, and how many got sold?


Oh they are indeed! And they cost about 19 pounds on Amazon.
[SIZE="3"]"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"[/SIZE]

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: A Trail through Time by Jodi Taylor & Angel by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Tue April 19th, 2011, 9:15 am

That's not bad for what looks like a pretty good quality bag.
Currently reading "A Trail through Time" by Jodi Taylor & "Angel" by L J Ross


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